Their Argument Is Breaking

, , , | Right | May 4, 2020

The shoe department where I work has a stockroom which doubles as our break room. There is another employee working with me, so I decide to take my fifteen-minute break and check my text messages. A customer barges into our stockroom, where customers aren’t allowed.

Customer: “Excuse me! Can you help me?!”

Me: “There’s another girl out on the floor who will assist you. If you didn’t see her, she’s just getting a shoe for another customer and will be out in a second.”

Customer: “Can you help me?”

Me: “Sure! How may I help you?”

I go to the sales floor to see what shoes she wants. After getting them, I help her put on each pair.

Customer: “Won’t you get in trouble for being on your phone?”

I assumed she knew I wasn’t on the clock, because I was sitting in the back.

Me: “Oh, no, it’s okay.”

Customer: “Um, no! It’s not okay, honey! You’re not getting paid to be on your phone!”

Me: “I’m sorry. I was on my break; that’s why I was in the back where you found me.”

The customer is now visibly blushing.

Customer: “Oh! Then go back to your break!”

Me: “Thank you, but it’s already over by now. It’s all right, though.”

As I left to throw some of the tissue paper away, she sped off as fast as she could.

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